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Cycling for the Climate
Business leaders take action
At Deloitte, we believe that organisations can play a crucial role in building a better society. In January 2020, more than 35 business leaders, including our CEO Piet Vandendriessche, took part in Ondernemers Zonder Grenzen’s (OZG) “Cycling for the Climate” initiative.
Together they contributed to OZG’s goal of changing the social climate by investing in ecological capital, stimulating sustainable business in Senegal, and realising a positive impact for people and the environment.
Cycling for the Climate is a four-day mountain bike ride through Senegal’s Great Green Wall, where Ondernemers Zonder Grenzen is developing several projects. OZG is an organisation that brings back life and prosperity to areas affected by desertification through investment rather than donation.
With the funds raised, OZG can grow a forest of 1.000 hectares, with 300 to 500 trees per hectare. This forest will capture 69.000 tons of CO2 over 20 years.
Taking part in Cycling for the Climate was an opportunity for me to live Deloitte’s Purpose. Together with my peers, OZG and our supporters, we realised a positive impact on local communities and the environment.
Piet Vandendriessche, CEO Deloitte Belgium